Fonds MS-11-4 - Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds

Report of the Nova Scotia Task Force on the Status of Women : Herself Elle-Meme Comments by Roland J. Thornhill M.L.A. for Dartmouth Souta regarding the Report by the Nova Scoti... Comments by Terry Roane, Secretary-Treasurer NSWAC regarding an article written by Mrs. Moir abou... Article by Ms. Susan M. Clark of MSVU regarding the Report by the Nova Scotia Task Force on the S... Nova Scotia Task Force on the Status of Women - Recommendations by the Royal Commission on the St... Implementation Proposal - Report of the Nova Scotia Task Force on the Status of Women. Transcript of remarks given by the Honourable Bill MacEachern, Minister of Social Services and th...

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Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds

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  • 1974-1982 (Creation)

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28 cm of textual records (29 folders)

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In the fall of 1975, the Nova Scotia Women’s Action Committee (NSWAC) was formed in Halifax by women wishing to work in a practical way toward the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of Nova Scotia society -- political, economic, educational, cultural, and social. Membership was open to all female residents of Nova Scotia.

Members' meetings were held roughly every two months to set policy and decide on major activities. Between public meetings, a Steering Committee of six to eight women (elected annually in September) acted for the whole committee, acting on issues as they arose and speaking for the whole committee. The committee was active in many areas, such as abortion, day care, education, equal pay, matrimonial property, and unemployment. In 1978, NSWAC received a grant from the Secretary of State and published the Report of the Resource Bank Project on Boards and Commissions Access Kit to Nova Scotia’s Boards and Commissions.

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Records were donated in two accessions: October 14, 1980 by Kathy Moggridge and March 17, 1982 by Christina Simmons.

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Fonds mainly consists of the publications, correspondence, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper clippings and reports of the Nova Scotia Women’s Action Committee.

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The fonds is arranged into five series:
Activities; Administrative records; Associated organizations; Related papers, publications, and reports; and Resource Bank project.

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  • English

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds, MS-11-4, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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